U.S. Veterans With PTSD Smoking Weed

U.S. Veterans With PTSD Smoking Weed

The Green Rush team is full of people who come from many different backgrounds. Recently, one of our team member’s family members showed us this video from Stranger Buds that features U.S. Veterans with PTSD smoking weed. Although cannabis use is not yet approved by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, post traumatic stress disorder affects a very large amount of people worldwide and cannabis has proven itself to be an effective solution for many people.

“Marijuana use for medical conditions is an issue of growing concern. Some Veterans use marijuana to relieve symptoms of PTSD and several states specifically approve the use of medical marijuana for PTSD. However, controlled studies have not been conducted to evaluate the safety or effectiveness of medical marijuana for PTSD. Thus, there is no evidence at this time that marijuana is an effective treatment for PTSD. In fact, research suggests that marijuana can be harmful to individuals with PTSD.” – U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

The video below does a good job of showing what it’s like for some U.S. vets who are suffering from PTSD and who also smoke weed. Watch the video and let us know what you think in the comments.

Watch U.S. Vets With PTSD Smoke Weed

Traumatic stress comes in all shapes and sizes and affects everyone differently. The Department of Veterans Affairs website states that there are numerous problems associated with marijuana use.

  1. “Marijuana use is associated with medical and psychiatric problems. These problems may be caused by using, but they also may reflect the characteristics of the people who use marijuana.”
  2. “Medical problems include chronic bronchitis, abnormal brain development among early adolescent initiators, and impairment in short-term memory, motor coordination and the ability to perform complex psychomotor tasks such as driving.”
  3. “Psychiatric problems include psychosis and impairment in cognitive ability. Quality of life can also be affected through poor life satisfaction, decreased educational attainment, and increased sexual risk-taking behavior. Chronic marijuana use also can lead to addiction, with an established and clinically significant withdrawal syndrome.”

If you have PTSD and smoke marijuana, or if you’ve smoked cannabis with someone who has PTSD, we want to hear your story. Please contact our affiliate cannabis website, Respect My Region via email at info@respectmyregion.com.

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Why There Is No Best App For Weed Users

Why There Is No Best App For Weed

In today’s cannabis industry, there are a few weed technology apps who are really starting to carve out their niche. One such company is Leafly, a cannabis resource website most well known for their strain guide and dispensary locator. You can actually find Green Rush listed on their site here right now. Even with the growing popularity of companies like Weedmaps, Leafly, and Massroots, none of them are really able to reach their full potential until federal laws change. Rather than make a ‘best app’ list, we would rather talk about the fact that there is no best app for weed users and that the current line of apps aren’t that great thanks to the laws of the land. The GR team really started to think about why there are really no best apps out there and we came up with five main reasons that should help you understand our thinking.

Why There Is No Best App For Weed

  1. What makes each company’s directory for cannabis shops and strains so different from everyone else’s? Not much, which means there’s nobody else doing it as good as Leafly.
  2.  The apps provide a bunch of different ways to network with people you don’t know because all of your real friends aren’t on it, they’re on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat.
  3.  Personal security is basically thrown out the window. Why do these damn things ask for so many data permissions?
  4. Since your data is a product. These companies want to sell you to someone. Read the fine print.
  5. Cannabis games!  Did anyone read do their research? 99.9% of laws say you aren’t supposed to market to the underage.

Here in Seattle, the majority of people utilize Leafly.com because they’re able to learn about marijuana as well as locate the best deals from local retailers. As a user of both the web platform and mobile app, we find their work to be the most consistent by far. To date, we’ve never had the app crash, direct us to the wrong retailer, or give me any grief whatsoever, whereas the rest of the weed-centric apps are all average at best, especially the games.

Does anyone really know how cannabis games are legal at the end of the day? If you do, please let us know!

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Things to Know About Consuming Cannabis in Washington State

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Many first-time smokers and tourists are looking to indulge in a culture that is still illegal throughout most of the world. Seattle and Washington in particular, has become its own cannabis hotspot in the Pacific Northwest.

The Green Rush team wants you to have a fun, safe, and memorable cannabis experience when consuming marijuana in Washington which is why we’ve created a guide for marijuana users.

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Things To Know When Using Cannabis In Washington:

Age Limit: Only Adults 21 and older can purchase and possess cannabis.

Where Can I Buy Cannabis? Marijuana can only be sold at state-licensed retail stores. A Valid State ID or Passport is required to enter the store and most are cash only, so bring it with you or use the ATM provided by the store.

Can I Travel With Cannabis & Is There A Limit I Can Purchase? It is illegal for cannabis to cross state lines and there is a purchase limit for each form of cannabis.

  • Flower- 28 Grams (1oz) (pre-rolls, lose flower)
  • Concentrates- 7 Grams (cartridges, dabs)
  • Liquid-Infused products- 72 0z  (beverages, tinctures)
  • infused edibles – 16 oz (cookies, brownies, candies)

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Public Use: It’s Illegal to consume cannabis in public, however, a parking ticket in Seattle is 54$ and a smoking in public ticket is 27$. If you find a chill spot away from children, we think you will be fine.

Different Forms That Cannabis Comes In

Edible Products: We suggest you take it slow when eating cannabis, especially if you’re a first time user. Edibles are a completely different high than smoking weed. It’s digested through your liver, so the high takes much longer to kick in. Edibles can take between 5 minutes and 2 hours for them to fully kick in, so be patient and start small. Something with 5 mg is ideal because you can always increase the dose, but not reverse how much you eat.

Concentrates: Oils and extracts come in a variety of forms; oils, hashes, waxes, keef and shatter. This form of smoking is much more potent than any other way you can smoke. It’s made by extracting THC and other properties from the cannabis plant.

Seattle Concentrates

Vaporizers: Vaping could be the future of smoking. By using a concentrate and heating it up, but not burning it, users are able to smoke in a discrete way that allows for a clean high. CO2 cartridges are the most convenient way to use a vape pen. Feel free to ask your local budtender about what strain will work best for you.


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